In January 2015, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation became signatory of CDP’s climate change, water and forest programs as well as CDP’s carbon action initiative aimed at safeguarding natural resources and reducing businesses environmental impact. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is joining 822 financial institutions including banks, investment managers, pension funds, insurers, foundations, private equity and real estate investors in addressing key structural challenges to companies presented by climate change and natural resource scarcity.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization, providing the only global system enabling companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest global collection of primary climate change, water and forest risk information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Investor signatories of CDP have free access to this data.